Kebron Orphanage was established in 2005 in the village of Modjo, about 1.5 hour drive south of Addis Ababa in the Oromia Region. The orphanage exists to provide daily necessities for children orphaned by the effects of disease, war, famine and drought. They do this by providing a safe and structured environment for the children with compassion and care.
The founder of Kebron converted her childhood home into what is now the orphanage in response to the dire situation in her village. She currently lives in southern California and travels to Kebron once a year. She has been financially supporting the orphanage through her personal salary and the donations of her friends.
There are currently 67 children at Kebron. Fifteen of the children live on site with 4 full-time staff members. The remaining 52 children come to Kebron daily to receive the same services but stay out in the community overnight. The kids attend a local school and have Bible and English lessons on a daily basis. They also have discipleship lessons every Saturday.